Midnight Cowboy 50th anniversary competition

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of a classic with our fantastic competition!

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To mark Midnight Cowboy’s 50th anniversary and the film’s new digital 4K restoration we’ve put together a fantastic cowboy themed goody bag.

Contents include:

  • A pair of tickets to see Midnight Cowboy at BFI Southbank (screening from 13 September). After a year of uncertainty, when he almost decided to leave film behind, Hoffman (against industry advice) took the role of seedy conman ‘Ratso’ Rizzo and delivered a remarkable performance. Voight is equally impressive as naive young Texan Joe Buck, who arrives in New York believing that women will be falling at his feet but finds himself sharing a squat with his unlikely ally. Midnight Cowboy is bleak and uncompromising, yet at its heart is an affectionate friendship between two drifters, set against a great John Barry soundtrack.
  • A copy of BFI Distribution’s new artwork to mark the film’s magnificent restoration.

  • A copy of New York Movies by Mark Asch. New York has always been one of the world’s most filmed cities, and in this illustrated pocket guide Mark Asch explores the Big Apple block by block and neighbourhood by neighbourhood, jogging past the iconic bench from Manhattan, eating at Katz’s Deli from When Harry Met Sally and mooching around the Coney Island boardwalk like one of The Warriors.
  • Plus a pair of tickets to the new comedy musical Midlife Cowboy by Tony Hawks, courtesy of our friends at Pleasance Theatre, Islington. Starring Debra Stephenson, Duncan Wisbey, Tony Hawks, Georgina Field and James Thackeray, Midlife Cowboy is a tale of heartache, love and friendship with some great new country, blues, romantic and comedy songs. The show follows the fortunes of the members of the Swindon Country and Western Club as they discover the true nature of heroism in their bid to end many years of hurt by finally winning first prize at the prestigious local Railway Museum Gala evening! Running from 13 September – 6 October, tickets will be subject to availability.

“Midlife Cowboy is packed full of warm, funny, moving and very entertaining songs”
Sir Tim Rice

To enter simply answer this question:

How many Oscars did Midnight Cowboy win in the 1970 ceremony, and in which categories?

Email your answers to filmcompetitions@bfi.org.uk by 16 September with COWBOY in the subject header.

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